Associate Professor Laura German (center, with flag) has just returned from teaching a course at the International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The one-week course, entitled, “Situating the Local in Land Relations,” was part of a one-month course on Land Policy for Sustainable Rural Development for professionals from 31 countries.
Bioarchaeologist Laurie Reitsema (right) recently shared with Athens community participants the research findings made following the discovery of a local cemetery where slaves had been interred. The project began when the unmarked graves were discovered during the Baldwin Hall reservations in 2015. She shared the DNA results of those individuals whose remains could be tested among the 105 burials. Reitsema said further historical and bioarchaeological work could be done to learn about those buried, but distributed a survey measuring opinions among the listeners.
Colonial and Native Worlds Field School 2017 (section one: 5/8-6/2; section two: 6/5-6/30, or combined)
University of Georgia Anthropology graduate student, Sammantha Holder, sheds new light on the surprisingly complex dietary—and social—diversity among Napoleon’s armed forces. In addition to details on her reconstructive, and tragic, research, this piece offers an excellent overview of how isotope dating analysis is done. This knowledge can be applied in any course, reading, or television show you encounter.
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- From the UGA communications team: writer, Elizabeth Elmore; photographer, Dorothy Koslowski
Fourteen students, mentored by anthropology faculty members, presented their original research at the 2017 CURO symposium held at the Classic Center April 3 and 4. The Honors program helms the Creating Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) program each year.
Charles Hale gives the talk as part of the Franklin College Visiting Scholar Program. He holds a joint appointment with the departments of African and African Diaspora Studies and of Anthropology at University of Texas at Austin. Professor Hale’s scholarly interests include identity politics, racism, neoliberalism, and resistance among indigenous peoples of LatinAmerica.